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Great Lakes Greenhouses Inc. is currently seeking out a full-time Sales Executive. Great Lakes Greenhouses is a vertically integrated self grown greenhouse operation that resides in Leamington, Ontario. Our team takes immense pride in being innovative leaders for the greenhouse industry and this drive for excellence has led us to become the largest cucumber greenhouses operation in North America.
The Sales Executive will be accountable for establishing, building and maintaining profitable produce business relationships in a rapidly changing high pressure environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Promote new business / prospect new customer opportunities (bluebook, internet, customer leads, word of mouth, cold calling)
  • Service existing customer accounts
  • Work with sales/marketing team to develop strategies and maintain growth of key accounts and maximize revenue opportunities
  • Work with sales/marketing team to develop and implement marketing strategies
  • Mentor and advise junior sales team
  • Monitor market conditions for greenhouse produce commodities (regional pricing, competitive pricing)
  • Liaise with greenhouse/warehouse supervisors and managers, QC, and shipping and receiving to maintain awareness of product quantity, quality and shipping status
Desirable skills:
  • Minimum 1 year of fresh produce sales experience
  • Knowledge of the produce retail. wholesale and foodservice market
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing techniques
  • Proven sales/business development in fresh produce industry
  • Self driven and motivated
  • Competent computer skills (Microsoft office excel, word and PowerPoint)
  • Familiar and competent with Famous Inventory / Sales Software
  • Builds and maintains effective internal and external working relationships
  • Strives to exceed customers’ expectations
  • Demonstrates trust and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral)
  • Effective management of time, priorities and meets target goals
  • Works with sense of urgency and capable of multi tasking
  • Ability to travel

If interested in this role please call 519 326 7589 ask for James or email resume to james@greatlakesg.com